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Sediments by River Delta of Zeeland, Netherlands

52.0N 4.4E

November 25th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Holland – November 22nd, 2012

Sediments can be seen by the coast of the Netherlands, by Zeeland the country’s westernmost province. It consists of a number of islands and a strip bordering Belgium. Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Most of the province lies below sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by inhabitants over time. What used to be a muddy landscape, flooding at high tide and reappearing at low tide, became a series of small man-made hills that stayed dry at all times. The people of the province would later connect the hills by creating dikes, which led to a chain of dry land that later grew into bigger islands and gave the province its current shape. The shape of the islands has changed over time at the hands of both man and nature.

Islands and Sediments by Coast of the Netherlands

51.4N 3.8E

May 5th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Netherlands - May 2nd, 2011

In the upper right quadrant of this image of the Netherlands (Holland), greenish sediments and algal growth can be noted in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer, two large lakes separated by a dike, the Houtribdijk.

Continuing northward, brownish sediments can be observed in the Wadden Sea, between the Frisian Islands and the mainland.

Some other islands can be observed to the south, in the province of Zeeland. Located in the south-west of the country, the province consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”) and a strip bordering Belgium.

The province of Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Most of the province lies below sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by inhabitants over time.

Maritime Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands

51.5N 3.8E

June 10th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Netherlands - April 18th, 2010

Netherlands - April 18th, 2010

Zeeland is a maritime province in southwestern Netherlands. It occupies the delta lands of the Scheldt (Schelde) and Maas (Meuse) rivers. The province comprises Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, a strip of the Flanders mainland between the Westerschelde (Western Scheldt) and Belgium, plus six islands.

These islands are Schouwen en Duiveland, Tholen, Noord-Beveland, Walcheren, Zuid-Beveland, and Sint Philipsland. None of these has preserved a true insular character, all being connected to each other or to Noord-Brabant province inland by dams or bridges.

The Port of Antwerp and the Scheldt River, Belgium and the Netherlands

51.2N 4.3E

October 8th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Netherlands - August 31st, 2009

Netherlands - August 31st, 2009

This image focuses on the Dutch province of Zeeland, with the terrain of southwestern Netherlands and northwestern Belgium visible inland. Zeeland consists of a number of islands and a strip bordering Belgium.

The entire province of Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Here, large quantities of sediments are being spilled into the North Sea from the Scheldt, a 350 km long river that runs from northern France, through western Belgium and across southwestern part of the Netherlands.

Following the Scheldt inland just beyond the beginning of the estuary, the city of Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km2 (559 sq mi) with a total of 1,190,769 inhabitants as of 2008. The port area of the city appears as a series of dark blue lines surrounded by the tan and grey of urban constructions.

The Western Scheldt, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium – June 27th, 2009

June 27th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Netherlands and Belgium - May 30th, 2009

Netherlands and Belgium - May 30th, 2009

Golden yellow sediments pour into the North Sea off the coasts of the Netherlands (above) and Belgium (below). The greatest concentration of these is coming from the Western Scheldt.

The Western Scheldt (or Westerschelde in Dutch) is the estuary of the Scheldt River, located in the province of Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands.

This river once had several estuaries, but the others are disconnected from the Scheldt, leaving the Westerschelde as its only direct way to the North Sea.

The estuary is used as an important shipping route to the port city of Antwerp, Belgium, identifiable as a tan area on the river to the right of the image center. The city’s metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km².

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